Monday, September 27, 2010

A little bit of Shari'a in Dearborn MI.: The odd incident of Christian evangelist arrested at Arab festival [Video]

You have to watch it to the end!

This is "Breach of the Peace," according to the City of Dearborn in Michigan, but Friday the “Act 17 Apologetics” group members were 'acquitted'. Acquitted of what? Luckily it was filmed ~ if this was breaching the peace ~ they literally could have said anything about them!

Lawmakers have to know that they shouldn't adopt Islamic law to protect Muslims. Because we will quickly move into a Shari'a situation ~ where only Muslims are given special protection and priority under the law ~ as it is across the Islamic world. Shari'a expressly calls for Muslims to be given more rights than others ~ so we should be careful not to fulfil this for them. And it is not about color ~ because if you want to change your status in the Islamic world ~ you simply change your religion ~ to Islam. Then there is access to the law, jobs, education, and obviously you are free to practise your religion of Islam. If we are going to live in a free country and respect freedoms ~ we can't do this.

Late Friday evening, a jury of six Dearborn, Michigan residents returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty of breach of the peace charges, which were brought by the Dearborn Police Department against four Christian evangelists as they were peacefully proselytizing to Muslim youths during the Arab International Festival on June 18, 2010.

Even after the acquittals, Dearborn’s mayor, Jack O’Reilly, continued his ongoing and unprecedented personal attacks on the Christian evangelists, accusing them of being anti–Muslim bigots. O’Reilly’s continuous anti-Christian rhetoric was clearly an attempt to curry favor with Dearborn’s large Muslim population, which also explains the Police Department’s alarming mobilization to arrest the four Christians.

Wood and Dr. Qureshi are co-founders of “Act 17 Apologetics,” a ministry group that defends the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On June 18, Mayel and Rezkalla joined them in their missionary work. Dr. Qureshi and Mayel are converts from Islam to Christianity.

Thomas More

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